38% of organizations have currently adopted a control tower solution due to COVID-19. Whereas 31% of organizations have accelerated their investments in control tower applications due this pandemic. -Fast Forward, Rethinking supply chain resilience for a post-COVID world, Capgemini Aug - Sep 2020.

COVID-19 has caused a massive ripple effect in global supply chains resulting in increased pressure on delivery businesses. There is a growing need to monitor and analyze specific KPIs to make supply chains efficient.

With increased inflow of customer orders, a central hub like a supply chain control tower has become the need of the hour.

What is a Control Tower?

Control tower is an application that captures data during all processes of the supply chain. It is a centralized hub that tracks deliveries in real-time and controls supply chain operations from end to end. It helps logistics businesses to stay connected, informed and flexible in last-mile delivery operations.

Why do last-mile deliveries require control tower application?

Improves collaboration among delivery partners

Improves collaboration among delivery partners

Helps to manage ad-hoc orders efficiently

Helps to manage ad-hoc orders efficiently

Makes it easier to predict delivery constraints

Makes it easier to predict delivery constraints

Enables delivery businesses to reduce avoidable costs

Enables delivery businesses to reduce avoidable costs

Offers early and updated alerts to ongoing operational issues

Offers early and updated alerts to ongoing operational issues

Triggers proper internal and external communication

Triggers proper internal and external communication

Last-mile delivery challenges that control towers solve

Inefficiency

Inefficiency

Lack of visibility

Lack of visibility

Difficulty to allocate tasks to drivers

Difficulty to allocate tasks to drivers

Speed

Speed

How control towers help businesses gain control over their logistics operations?

Dynamic Route Planning

Accurate on-ground insights helps plan deliveries easily, and Quickly reroute delivery schedules when ad-hoc orders are included, improving on-time delivery rates.

>Getting crucial metrics right
Right vehicle size

Minimize human dependency in decision-making

With real-time data processing and predictive analytics, it enables better decision-making in the last-mile logistics. Comprehensive insights result in cost reduction and improve logistics efficiency.

Track down driver performance

Equips fleet managers with crucial information on last-mile like delivery time, fuel consumption, rider location, vehicle speed etc. This information helps them devise strategies that maximize drivers’ productivity.

>Getting crucial metrics right
Right vehicle size

Provide end-to-end visibility

Offers end-to-end visibility on orders, drivers or 3PL operators. Helps delivery companies to maintain promised SLAs and improve the overall quality of delivery.

Locus: Obtain a detailed hawk-eye view of your logistics operations

The biggest challenge in last-mile delivery is to balance costs and customer expectations. A tool like control tower application helps businesses to quickly adapt to customer expectations and save logistics costs.

Locus’ control tower application offers a hawk-eye view of the entire supply chain and helps businesses gain better operational control on on-ground resources. It enables businesses to take corrective actions, resolve inconsistencies and improve their overall delivery process

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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons, etc to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle(fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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$100 M+
Logistics costs reduced
100+ Years
Planning time saved
6300 + Tonnes
GHG emissions reduced

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